Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?

Did Farmers of the Past Know More Than We Do?

VERLYN KLINKENBORG

New York Times

A couple years ago, I saw a small field of oats growing in northwest Iowa — a 40-acre patch in a sea of genetically modified corn and soybeans. It was an unusual sight. I asked my cousins, who still farm what my dad always called the “home place,” whether someone had added oats to the rotation of crops being planted. The answer was no.

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